Other Voices, Other Visions
Please note that a parody of an infamous cultural icon, the Washingtonian
(tm) Magazine, tops the list. Please see The Reliable Snore of
Washington. It's pretty sad how all of those concrete barriers have to
be all over the place ruining the view.
- DC OnLine - Analyses and
Solutions. This is an excellently-linked page to a wide array of
local-level and national-level thought concerning Washington.
- Washington DC City Pages - Links
to everywhere (including here!) complete with reviews, a top-10 list, dining
resources, you name it.
- DC News
Service. More local commentary! Fairly good, actually.
- An Outside View - please see the British National Party's Tale of Two Cities Page.
Page down and see the review of Washington. Insofar as I can tell, a radical
foreign British party shares most of Earth Operations Central's views of
Washington. They rate Washington as a Third World City. Unfortunately
- DC Darkside - Doug
Thompson. As far as I am concerned there is no better
reporter in this area. The Man should get a Nobel Prize. This, my
friends, and my enemies, is the truth about Washington DC... and in many
ways, eversomuch moreso, it's about life. Read it and
weep for your society, for everything about Washington is merely a
harbinger, a bellwhether, of everything the national society will accept as
standard and de-rigeur ten years from now. So read, and weep, and
fix Washington, DC - and adjust your nation's future. And get a kick right
in the middle of your soul's heart as well. This site is only for the bold
and those who take enough Prozac as to be unable to care... or you might
just go out and do something.
- National Association to Restore Pride
in the Nation's Capital. "NARPAC, Inc. was formed last year because a
small group of concerned citizens in the Washington, DC area believe that
the Nation's Capital has become a national disgrace, and that it will take
national attention and action to restore pride in it as a symbol of our
hopes and dreams for the future." Earth Operations Central absolutely
agrees, provided that the fear and loathing is also extended to the
surrounding suburbs. They have an excellent links page.
- DC Military. This website is
run by Comprint Military Publications, a Gaithersburg MD outfit that targets
military bases for delivery of Gazette-style newspapers.
- DCWatch. Very informative, and
covers most of the issues I don't cover, with considerably more local-level
detail which would be of greater concern to neighbors.
- Global Warming
might put Washington DC underwater - from the Environmental Defense Fund.
- Plausible Reality Extrusion
Group. And boy can they extrude! They're considerably more extrusive
than I am, but a lot less wacky. They've got some excellent resources
associated with their pages, and lots of links to Washingtoniana.
Guide to Hangin' in DC. A good look at fun places to be and fun things to
do. Hip & Happenin'.
- The Washington Fun and Recreation
- Wash Web.
- The Greater Washington
Page. I don't know who's behind this slick piece of promotion, but these
folks are determined to get people to relocate their businesses to the
Greater Washington Metropolitan Region. Their Quality of Living page
does have a lovely picture of the scenic grandeur of the Great Falls of the
Potomac, but if you got this far in this page and can be convinced that
there's anything remotely resembling a "quality of life" around this town,
you need remedial education. This is, as best I can tell, a put-on by the
Chamber of Commerce or something. If they don't get a grip, I'll have to
parody them. This is a hugely-desperate attempt to sell Washington DC to the
business community. As far as pages go, or as advertisement goes, this is
indeed a lovely page, and very well-done.
- Downtown Business Improvement
District (BID). A consortium of downtown businesses determined to make
downtown Washington safer, and much much cleaner.
- Official Washington DC
What Works Elsewhere
- New York City Partnership & Chamber
of Commerce. New York City has been praised nationwide as a city that
has successfully revitalized itself. Crime is at an all-time low and the
city's economy is booming. Perhaps people should take a look at what works
there, perhaps similar approaches would work in the District.